Tuesday, July 20, 2010

[ZagZig 004] Ryoji Ikeda - Dataphonics (Album) CD 2010

Ryoji Ikeda - Dataphonics
Label: Dis Voir
Catalog#: 133938 ZagZig004
Format: CD, Album, Book
Country: France
Released: May 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Minimal, Experimental

Notes: Book 64 pages with 62 illustrations in black & white + free Cd.
The sounds for this Cd was commissioned by the Atelier de Creation Radiophonique (ACR) de France Culture.: It was broadcasted monthly troughout the year 2006-07 and finaly remixed as a special version.

1 Principle 6:00
2 Spectrum 6:00
3 Transmission 6:00
4 Transformation 6:00
5 Rhythmics 6:00
6 Automatic 6:00
7 Quantization 6:00
8 Harmonics 6:00
9 Counterpoint 6:00
10 Structure 6:00

Ryoji Ikeda is one of the world's most radical sound artist famed for his detailed and precise audio-visual work at the extremities of digital engineering, as well as an occasional collaborator with Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. 'Dataphonics' is Ikeda's brand new book & CD exploring the relationship between the data of sound and the sound of data. It appears via the ZigZag series of book/CDs intended to create an editorial space for sound works by artists. The CD accompanying the book contains an edited sixty minute version of the series of 'Dataphonics' broadcasts commissioned by the Atelier de Création Radiophonique (ACR) de France Culture throughout the year 2006-07 and features an hour of utterly visceral and ultra precise physical digital processing using non-audio data as elemental source material and deploying frequencies at the periphery of human audition, sounds that as Ikeda explains, "the listener becomes aware of only upon their disappearance". The book attempts to explain the processes and methods behind the creation of these sounds through mathematical and graphical examinations of the fundamental binary reduction/representation of sound waveforms. It makes for another challenging yet beautiful addition to Ikeda's hugely impressive canon - and a startling, beautifully produced artefact in its own right. Highly recommended.

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